So recently the Journal ran a story about the in-fighting among the leaders of Citizens for Liberty, the self-proclaimed organization representing the Tea Party in South Dakota.
When the Tea Party began here and around the country, they claimed to be a bi-partisan grass-roots movement concerned with the runaway debt the current congress and administration are thrusting upon our children and grandchildren. Now, it appears, they are just another group of dipsquats seeking to invade this country's wombs and bedrooms, all the while proclaiming your right to prevent the invasion with a .45 cal. full-auto machine gun.
I am continually embarrassed these days to call myself a conservative, because I do not wish to be associated with the likes of Bob Ellis or Zach Lautenschlager.
You can be conservative with taxpayer dollars and believe in liberty. How Bob Ellis can say he believes in personal liberty in one breath and claim that restricting the ill from obtaining relief is acceptable in the next is beyond me.
Take careful note folks: You can believe that this country is headed severely down the wrong road and is careening toward decades of financial ruin, without believing that the government has any business in reproductive rights, or what occurs in the privacy of one's bedroom.
The religious right (Ellis) an the outhouse-rat-crazy right (Lautenschlager) may or may not have some desire to have congress spend money more wisely than they do, but really their agenda is to usurp women's reproductive rights, homophobic paranoia and an almost clinical obsession with being allowed to carry weapons any damned place they choose. They don't give a shit about your taxes. It's your bedroom they're interested in. They don't give a shit about THEIR taxes, witness Gordon Howie.
That the Journal thought this splinter group of approximately 1500 South Dakota idiots and their infighting was worthy of Page one coverage baffles me.
As a REAL True conservative, I'm glad they appear to be leaving the Republican Party to form their own, dysfunctional group. Maybe the Republicans can now concentrate on shrinking government and recovering from the ongoing Obama Administration Catastrophe.